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Electronic Arts – still vigilantly "managing costs" says CFO Eric Brown following the restructuring plan – reported a $42 million loss and revenues down $267 million for the Q4 fiscal period, ending March 31. While that may sound pretty grim, the loss wasn't as bad as analysts were expe...

May 5th 2009 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Steven Mallas over at BloggingStocks notes that Activision's stock (AVTI) capped a new 52-week high yesterday at $36.84. By the end of the day, the final price was slightly lower, but overall it grew nearly 5%. Mallas mentions what's on all of our minds -- Guitar Hero for DS, sure, but Activision is...

June 18th 2008 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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EA announced record third-quarter revenue of $1.503 billion, up 17% from last year and a new record for the publishing powerhouse; in fact, EA CEO John Riccitiello calls it the "single biggest revenue quarter for any third party publisher in our industry." But EA isn't just any third party publishe...

January 31st 2008 at 9:46pm 0 Comments
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EA's lust for licensed intellectual property has cooled considerably, if the company's statements during last week's fourth-quarter financial results conference call are any indication. At several points during the call, EA executives stated the company's desire to develop more "wholly-owned IP."...

May 11th 2006 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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We haven't seen anybody else mention this, so we feel obligated to describe a truly awesome talk given at GDC by the head of EA's LA studio, Neil Young (pictured here, bio here). First, it must be said that Neil Young is charming as all get-out. He's got one of those endearing English accents that...

April 14th 2006 at 4:49am 0 Comments
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THQ has outshone its games-publishing peers with a stock price (Nasdaq: THQI) that's actually gained in value over the last year. That's actually quite an accomplishment in an industry beset by fear that we're headed towards some sort of doomsday scenario during the difficult console transition per...

March 7th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments